Welcome to the Divisional portal of the website. Within this section you'll find the resources at the local level to help you complete your Award journey. Your Division is the Province or Territory in which you currently live and are completing your Award.

Welcome to Nova Scotia!

We are your division, and your point of contact. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

For more information about the section requirements of the Award please click on the appropriate link below:

 To complete your Award, you will need an assessor for each activity. Click here to find out about assessment, and here to head to our FAQ page.  

If you would like to register for the Online Record Book, please click here. If you do not see your Award Unit listed, please contact your Award Leader or the Nova Scotia office. 

If you would like to sign up for our newsletter, please click here.

If you cannot find the answers you are looking for, or have any comments or concerns about the Award Programme in Nova Scotia, please send us an email. We are here to help.

 Who We Are

Connie Miller

Executive Director

If you were trapped on a desert island, and you could only eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would you eat?

What do you like to do during your downtime?
 Read, watch the Blue Jays

What are your hobbies?
Gardening, reading, watching the Blue Jays

What are the top three things on your bucket list?
 Go whale watching, take the family to see the Blue Jays, complete house renovations

Describe your perfect weekend:
At home, time to read, have visits from the grandkids, lots of quiet time.

Heather Uhl

Award Officer

If you were trapped on a desert island, and you could only eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would you eat?

What do you like to do during your downtime?
 Crafting if I’m inside, hiking if I’m outside, and sailing if it’s summer.

What are your hobbies?
I like playing with beads- bead embroidery, bead crochet, stringing beads... I also like gemstones and I’m learning how to cut them. Maybe I’ll learn to make gemstones beads?

What are the top three things on your bucket list?
 Sail around the world, learn enough woods-lore to be comfortable on my own in the woods, and eventually cut a sapphire or ruby.

Describe your perfect weekend:
It’s cold enough that I can see my breath, and the woods are quiet as the stars start coming out overhead. There’s a campfire burning in a pit, melting away the snow around it, and my boyfriend and I have just gotten back from snowshoeing.

Matt Godfrey

Programme Assistant

If you were trapped on a desert island, and you could only eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would you eat?
Italian Food

What do you like to do during your downtime?
  I like to spend down time honing my Leather working skills, playing with my cats, walking around Halifax, reading.

What are your hobbies?
Drawing, Painting, Sculpting, Game design, Collecting

What are the top three things on your bucket list?
  Have a solo Art show, Write a Book, Travel to all the continents.

Describe your perfect weekend:
Spending the weekend with my loves ones camping on a lake.

Nova Scotia Resources


How to Register for the Online Record Book (ORB) 

Please never hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

To register for the ORB:

  • Go to www.onlinerecordbook.org
  • Register as a new participant under Canada, and type in your Award Unit.
  • Pay the $30 registration fee. Please don't forget to indicate the participant's name, Award Unit (if applicable), and what level is being pursued. If paying through PayPal, please know that there is an additional $1 surcharge.

News & Events



Blue Nose Running!


We're running in the Blue Nose in 2017!

Click here to learn how you can support us!


New Award Unit

We are pleased and excited to announce that North Nova Education Centre now has an Award Unit! If you are an Independent Participant who attends North Nova Education Centre please contact Heather at the office so we can transfer you into your new Award Unit.



Announcing The Trail Shop's Sponsorship


We are pleased to announce our new sponsor, The Trail Shop! Located on Quinpool Road in Halifax, The Trail Shop is an iconic, local store that specializes in outdoor activities including paddling, hiking, camping, snowshoeing and skiing.  

 Nova Scotia Award Participants and Award Leaders receive a 10% discount on select hiking and camping gear when they shop at The Trail Shop! 

Kayaks, racks, and sups are excluded. 

To head to The Trail Shop's website, click the logo above. 


Annual Statistical Review 2014

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 Our Board of RegentsRegents_Group_Picture_Sept_2010.JPG


We founded the Nova Scotia Provincial Board of Regents to support the Award programme in Nova Scotia. The current chair is Dr. Colin Dodds, President of Saint Mary’s University.

Membership on the Board of Regents is by invitation only. Regents are asked to contribute a one-time donation to become life-long members and supporters of the Provincial Division.  

In addition to invitations to all special events, our Regents are recognized each year with a Regent’s Social, hosted by our Honourary Patron, the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. The names of our Regents are published in all our of supporting documentation. 

The following individuals have generously agreed to join our Board of Regents and we are grateful for their significant contributions.

  • Keith and Heather Barrett
  • Anne Campbell and John Lindsay
  • The Honorable Hiram and Ruth Carver
  • The Craig Foundation
  • Dr. Colin Dodds and Carol Dodds
  • The Honorable Michael Shearer and Elizabeth Delory
  • The Honorable Donald and Linda Oliver
  • Don and Robin Todd
  • Justice Margaret J. Stewart
  • Our Board of Directors 

     As a registered charity, we are run by a board of directors. Our Charitable Registration Number is 86872 5961 RR0001W.

    Our Sponsors

    To learn more about our sponsors, whose support makes our work possible, please click here

    How to Contact Us

    Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Canada - Nova Scotia
    5516 Spring Garden Road, 4th Floor
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    B3J 1G6

    General Inquiries: novascotia@dukeofed.org


    Office Hours

    Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Sign up for our newsletter here.


    Connie Miller
    Executive Director
    (902) 425-5454, ext. 329 

    Heather Uhl
    Award Officer
    (902) 425-5454, ext. 320

    Matt Godfrey
    Programme Assistant
    (902) 425-5454, ext. 227